Maintenance Worker
Sacramento County, CA - Sacramento, CA

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This is a continuous filing exam. The next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:
02/15/13, 05/17/13, 08/16/13, 11/22/13

Under close supervision, the Maintenance Worker performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks with the maintenance of County roads and related infrastructures, drainage systems, pipeline systems, solid waste management facilities, wastewater systems, landscaped areas, and other related facilities.

Examples of Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge Of
Common hand tools Ability To
Learn to perform a variety of manual tasks related to assigned duties

Follow oral and written instructions

Maintain courteous and effective relationships with co-workers and the public

Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance

Employment Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

There are no education or experience requirements for this class.

Special Requirements :
Physical Requirements : In some positions incumbents will be required to perform heavy manual labor which may include such tasks as digging ditches; lifting and carrying of materials including, but not limited to cement bags, sewer pipe, and sign posts; frequent walking and/or standing, carrying or throwing shovelsful of paving material; working outdoors in all types of local weather conditions.

License Required : A valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher, is required prior to appointment to this class. Failure to maintain a valid License may constitute cause for termination from this class in accordance with Civil Service Rule 11.4. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Minimum Age : 18 years.

Special Access : Some positions require the ability to maintain an Airport Security Badge allowing access to secure County Airport locations.

Background Check : Some positions in this class must pass an employment history/access investigation and possibly a criminal history record check in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and Sacramento County Policies and Procedures. Fingerprinting will be required.

Probationary Period: The probationary period for this classification is six (6) months.

Application and Testing Information:
Testing Process

To be accepted into the testing process, the information submitted on the application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the required minimum qualifications by the final filing date. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications by the final filing date will advance to the next testing phase – the Training & Experience Evaluation Exam.

Formula Rate (Training & Experience Evaluation) Exam – The evaluation of the candidate's relevant experience, education and training, as shown in response to the Training & Experience Evaluation supplemental questions, weighted 100%. Only the responses to the Training & Experience Evaluation supplemental questions in this job announcement will be evaluated. All candidates successful in the testing process will be notified of their score and ranking either by mail or email based on their notification preference and placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the evaluation of the candidate's responses to the Training & Experience Evaluation supplemental questionnaire.

Note: Responses to the Training & Experience Evaluation supplemental questionnaire must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date in order to be evaluated.

Note: The information provided should be consistent with the information in your standard County of Sacramento application and is subject to verification. Please refer to the Training & Experience Evaluation instructions (located in this job announcement) for guidance on how to respond to the supplemental questions.

How to Apply

As vacancies occur, a cut-off date will be established and posted in the County of Sacramento Employment Office. All applications/supplements received by 5:00 p.m. on the current posted cut-off date will be processed. Applications received after the current posted cut-off date will remain on file and processed after the next established cut-off date.

Application packets may be submitted to our office on-line, in person or by mail. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the standard County of Sacramento application form on-line. Click here to apply on-line . Any required additional documentation (such as copies of transcripts, etc.) may be attached to your application electronically, submitted in person or by mail. Documents submitted in person or by mail must be clearly marked with your name and the title of the position you are applying for. All documents must be received by the final filing date.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure his/her application, responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, and any other required document(s) are received by the current cut-off date. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Note: Resumes may be attached to your submitted application. However, a resume (electronic or hard copy) will not substitute for the experience information that is required on your application. Your application will be considered incomplete if the required information is not filled out in its entirety. A notation of "See Resume" will not substitute for the information requested on the application.

To apply, please complete and submit a standard County of Sacramento application, responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, and any required document(s) by 5:00 p.m. on the application cut-off date to the:

County of Sacramento Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone 916-874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay Service
Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667

Note: The County of Sacramento Employment Office is not responsible for the untimely delivery of materials sent via U.S./specialized mail or County interoffice mail.

For information regarding other County jobs, call (916) 874-5627. You will be provided with a recorded message, accessible 24 hours a day. Applications are available by calling (916) 874-5593 or

For additional information related to the County of Sacramento's employee benefits, appeal rights, application and testing process information, please read the "Sacramento County Employment Benefits You..." brochure, review the "Employee Benefits" section on our website, or review the Click here for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) .

For Applicants with Disabilities ONLY

Applicants with disabilities requesting an applicable ADA testing accommodation must complete and submit the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form filled out by applicant and their doctor to the Disability Compliance Office by the final filing date as listed in this job announcement. Request Forms must be submitted to the Disability Compliance Office by mail or in person. Download the Reasonable Accommodation Request Form by clicking here or contact the Sacramento County Employment Office or Disability Compliance Office. Failure to submit this request by the final filing date may result in the County being unable to provide the requested accommodation in a timely manner for this administration of the examination.

Sacramento County Disability Compliance Office
700 H Street, Room 5720
Sacramento, CA 95814

Supplemental Questionnaire Instructions
Please note that your response to the Supplemental Questionnaire is the exam for this job posting, and your responses to the questions will be scored against a pre-determined formula. Responses to the Supplemental Questions not received by the final filing date will not be rated.

Please complete the Supplemental Questionnaire attached to this job bulletin or if applying on-line, see the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". This is an essential part of the testing process. When completing the Supplemental Questions, please include all relevant experience, education, and training for each question and explain your answers thoroughly. Please include 1) places of employment; 2) pertinent dates; 3) duties performed, etc. when responding to each question. If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely. A notation or reference to other materials such as resumes or the application will not be considered in scoring that part of the exam. Incomplete or missing responses to the Supplemental Questions will negatively affect your score.

If you are not submitting your application on-line, include the steps below when preparing your responses to the Supplemental Questions.

Place ONLY your last name, first name, and middle initial on each page.

Identify each question on your responses.

Attach to your standard County of Sacramento application and submit by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.

Note: Resumes, letters, and other materials will not be evaluated or considered by the rating panel as responses to the Supplemental Questions.